Wrapping up Spring 2018 workshops - CURVES AND MORE

May – Quilt Gallery in Kalispell, MT

Next stop was Kalispell, Montana where Quilt Gallery invited me to teach a longer version (5 days) of my Curves & More workshop. Pollen was at its peak and my lungs felt it!

A very enthusiastic group of students created beautiful work through the use of free form curved piecing techniques. There were no plans, no sketches, no drawings, just lots of fabric to cut into and piece back together!

We piece curves, skinny … very skinny lines, make and insert solvy lace, assemble asymmetrical circles, add 3D flanges, all using an improvisational approach.

Here are a few sample works. From top to bottom and left to right, the creations of: Leslie, Brooke, Regina, Bobbie, Leann, Darlene and Noranne.

As usual, there was a little time to enjoy the scenery, including a quick detour to Glacier National Park (thanks to my hostess Joan), and a huckleberry shake on my way back, in St. Regis, MT.


Peggy (Jul 4, 2018)

Amazing work, thanks for sharing it!

Pam Hansen (Jun 1, 2018)

Appreciate the inspiring work shared by your students Hilde! The Quilt Gallery is a ‘must stop’ when going to Glacier. Good choice for a workshop!

Jan Sturtevant (Jun 1, 2018)

Again, beautiful and evocative quilts. They are like Rorschachs, in the best sense. I see new elements each time I look at them. What a wonderful time you must have had.

A huckleberry shake–lucky girl! My grandparents used to travel from the Santa Cruz area to near the Oregon border to pick huckleberries. My g-father even devised a scoop to make picking easier. They picked so many they froze them and shared with family.

Melanie Grant (Jun 1, 2018)

Amazing work by your students! So glad you got to see some local scenery and enjoy a well deserved Huckleberry Shake!
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